Steve Nash is out as Brooklyn Nets coach after the team announced Tuesday that it had parted ways with the Hall of Fame point guard.
Steve Nash : Ejected | Technical foul | Dismissed
|Born||7 February 1974
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||178 lb (81 kg)|
He played 18 seasons in the NBA, where he was an eight-time All-Star and a seven-time All-NBA selection. Nash was a two-time NBA Most Valuable Player while playing for the Phoenix Suns.
After a successful high school basketball career in British Columbia, Nash earned a scholarship to Santa Clara University in California.
Steve Nash Ejected
In the third quarter of a tough matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash got a little feisty with the officials.
Nash went after the referees over what he believed was a non-call and he was tossed from the game as the Nets fell to the Bucks 110-99.
Nash got into it with the officials trying to give the Nets a spark, and he had to be held back by Royce O’Neale, but it didn’t work as Brooklyn fell to 1-3 on the season.
Kevin Durant led the Nets with 33 points and Kyrie Irving added 27 while Ben Simmons struggled again shooting 2-for-7 with four points and nine assists.
Afterward, crew chief Josh Tiven spoke with a pool reporter to explain the ejection of Nash.
“Steve twice yelled out a very unsportsmanlike comment that was directed at the officiating, that was the first technical,” Tiven said. “The second technical was for his continual outburst after receiving the first. As per rule, because he received two technicals he’s ejected.”
“I was just standing up for our guys,” Nash said postgame. “I thought Patty (Mills) took a forearm in the throat from Giannis (Antetokounmpo) right in front of the ref and I didn’t think that was fair and i don’t think I was overly demonstrative and I was upset that I got a tech.”
Nash was ejected for the first time as Nets coach since taking over at the start of the 2020-21 season. Nash was ejected twice during his 18-season playing career.
Steve Nash was not happy with the officials, and ended up getting ejected.
There are times in the league when we see coaches get angry at the officials and receive technical fouls. Obviously, if a coach gets two technical fouls, they get ejected, and it seems as though that’s what happened today.
A recent video showed coach Steve Nash being livid at the officials after a no-call and getting a second technical foul, leading to an ejection.
Some Nets players had to hold Steve Nash back, and it’s good to see that this situation didn’t end up getting out of hand.
Though Giannis Antetokounmpo may have committed a foul on this play, the technical was definitely warranted based on the aggression towards the official.
With that being said, sometimes coaches have to call out the officials and try to turn things in their favor. Obviously, it didn’t work out for Steve Nash this time.
Though Steve Nash has struggled during his tenure with the Brooklyn Nets, some of the problems are out of his control. Nash has had to deal with a lot of locker room instability and a trade request from Kevin Durant during the summer as well.
This year will be a more accurate reflection of Steve Nash’s coaching, as he has stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and Ben Simmons all healthy and ready to hoop.
Steve nash Dismissed
Steve Nash is out as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets after a 2-5 start. The Nets won in Nash’s last game on Monday night against the Indiana Pacers. He is leaving the team just hours before they play the Chicago Bulls at home.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said Nash has been fired, while Shams Charania of The Athletic the two sides have agreed to part ways. Either way, Nash’s tumultuous tenure as Nets head coach is over.
Jacque Vaughn will be Brooklyn’s acting head coach against the Bulls on Tuesday night, according to Charania.
The Nets are reportedly set to hire suspended Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka to replace Nash. Woj reports the Celtics will let Udoka leave for another job while he’s on suspension for his sex scandal within the Boston organization.
The Nets went 94-67 with Nash as head coach across a little more than two seasons. Expectations were much, much higher.
Brooklyn won only one playoff series with Nash as head coach, advancing past the first round in the 2021 NBA Playoffs before losing to the eventual champion Milwaukee Bucks.
The next year, the Nets entered the 2021-2022 season as the favorites to win the championship, but didn’t even win a single playoff game before getting swept out of the first round by the Boston Celtics.
Kevin Durant reportedly asked for Nash to be fired during his offseason trade demand this past summer.